ORANGEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by a woman from Orangeville has been named the world’s tallest cow.
Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot Monday. Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been granted the honor.
The owner says she sought the record after veterinarians and the cow’s foot trimmer constantly noted the 2,000-pound animal’s large size. At the end of May, family and friends began documenting Blosom’s mass through photos and videos. Her official measurements were taken by a vet from Orangeville Animal Health Service.
Hanson says the record-breaking cow is the pride of her Orangeville farm. Hanson got Blosom when she was a calf and eventually decided to keep her as a pet.
Blosom turned 13 in July.